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NFL Preview: Kansas City Chiefs (13-6-0) at Baltimore Ravens (14-4-0)

STADIUM: M&T Bank Stadium

REFEREE: Shawn Smith

DATE: Sunday, January 28, 2024

GAME TIME: 3:00 PM ET

CBS: Jim Nantz, Tony Romo, Tracy Wolfson, Jay Feely

Westwood One: Ian Eagle, Jason McCourty, Devin McCourty

SiriusXM (also available on the SXM App) KC: 82 or 225 BAL: 83 or 226 National: 88

REGULAR-SEASON SERIES HISTORY

LEADER: KC leads series, 7-4

LAST GAME: 9/19/21: KC 35 at BAL 36

LAST GAME AT SITE: 9/19/21

POSTSEASON SERIES HISTORY

LEADER: BAL leads series, 1-0

LAST GAME: AFC-WC 1/9/11: BAL 30 at KC 7

FIRST GAME AT SITE

Kansas City Chiefs

Playoff Record: 22-21

Championships: 4 [1960, 1969 (SB IV), 2019 (SB LIV), 2022 (SB LVII)]

Last Postseason Game: AFC-DIV 1/21/24: KC 27 at BUF 24

Baltimore Ravens

Playoff Record: 17-12

Championships: 2 [2000 (XXXV), 2012 (XLVII)]

Last Postseason Game: AFC-DIV 1/20/24: HOU 10 at BAL 34

HEAD COACHES NOTES: Andy Reid vs. Opponent (incl. postseason): 6-2 Reg. Season: 258-144-1 (.641) Postseason: 24-16. John Harbaugh vs. Opponent (incl. postseason): 4-4 Reg. Season: 160-99 (.618) Postseason: 12-9.

KANSAS CITY CHIEFS NOTES:

• CHIEFS advanced to 6th-straight AFC Champ. Game, 2nd-longest streak in NFL history. Seeking 4th SB appearance in past 5 years.

• ANDY REID has 24 career playoff wins, 2nd-most ever by HC. Appearing in 11th Champ. Game as HC, surpassing HOFer Tom Landry (10) for 2nd-most ever by HC. With win, can become 4th HC ever to appear in 5 SBs.

• QB PATRICK MAHOMES completed 17 of 23 atts. (73.9 pct.) for 215 yards & 2 TDs vs. 0 INTs with 131.6 rating in AFC-Div., 5thstraight playoff game with TD pass & 0 INTs. Is 13-3 in 16 career playoff starts & can become 6th QB all-time with 14+ career playoff wins. Is 3-1 with 1,479 pass yards (369.8 per game) & 13 TDs (12 pass, 1 rush) vs. 2 INTs & 119.1 rating in 4 career starts vs. Bal., with 325+ pass yards, 2+ TD passes & 90+ rating in each game.

• RB ISIAH PACHECO led team with 111 scrimmage yards (97 rush, 14 rec.) & had rush TD in AFC-Div., 6th-straight game overall with TD. Has 75+ scrimmage yards in each of 5 career playoff games, with rush TD in each of past 3.

• TE TRAVIS KELCE had 5 catches for 75 yards & 2 TDs in AFC-Div., 12th-straight playoff game with 5+ catches & 11th-straight playoff game with 50+ rec. yards, both 2nd-longest streaks in NFL history. Needs 7 catches to surpass HOFer Jerry Rice (151) for most postseason receptions ever. Has 6+ catches & 70+ rec. yards in each of 5 career games vs. Bal, incl. 109 rec. yards & rec. TD in last meeting.

• WR RASHEE RICE (rookie) has 5+ catches & 50+ rec. yards in 7 of past 8. Has 304 rec. yards (101.3 per game) in his past 3 overall.

• WR MARQUEZ VALDES-SCANTLING had 62 rec. yards in AFC-Div. Had 5 catches for 98 yards & TD in only career game vs. Bal. (12/19/21 w/ GB).

• DT CHRIS JONES had 1st-career playoff FF & PD in AFC-Div. Has 0.5+ sacks in 4 of past 5 overall. Has 2 sacks & 2 FFs in 2 career games at Bal. Had 10.5 sacks in 2023 reg. season.

• DE GEORGE KARLAFTIS aims for 4th in row with TFL. Has 1.5+ sacks in 2 of past 3. Had career-best 10.5 sacks in 2023.

• LB NICK BOLTON led team with 13 sacks in AFC-Div., 3rd-straight game with 10+ tackles. Had 9 tackles & TFL in THE last meeting.

• CB L’JARIUS SNEED had 5 tackles in AFC-Div. Has 8 PD in his past 6 overall. Had career-high 14 PD in 2023.

• CB CHAMARRI CONNER had career-high 10 tackles & FF in AFC-Div.

BALTIMORE RAVENS NOTES:

• RAVENS are hosting AFC Champ. Game for 1st time ever. Can advance to 3rd SB in franchise history (XXXV & XLVII). Led NFL in rushing offense in 2023 (156.5 yards per game).

• JOHN HARBAUGH led Baltimore to SB XLVII title in 2012.

• QB LAMAR JACKSON totaled 252 yards (152 pass, 100 rush) & 4 TDs (2 pass, 2 rush) vs. 0 INTs with 121.8 rating in AFC-Div., becoming 2nd player ever with 100+ rush yards, 2+ TD passes & 2+ rush TDs in a playoff game (Colin Kaepernick on 1/12/13). Has 100+ rush yards in 3 of 5 career playoff starts, most by QB in NFL history. Had career-high 3,678 pass yards in 2023 & led QBs with 821 rush yards, becoming 2nd player ever with 3,500+ pass yards & 800+ rush yards in a season, joining Kyler Murray (2020). Totaled 346 yards (239 pass, 107 rush) & 3 TDs (2 rush, 1 pass) in last meeting vs. KC.

• RB GUS EDWARDS set career highs in rush yards (810) & rush TDs (13) in 2023, 2nd-most rush TDs in a season in franchise history.

• RB JUSTICE HILL had 77 scrimmage yards (66 rush, 11 rec.) in AFC-Div.

• TE MARK ANDREWS can make 1st appearance since Week 11. Had 6 rec. TDs in 2023 & is 1 of 2 TEs (Travis Kelce) with 5+ rec. TDs in each of past 5 seasons.

• TE ISAIAH LIKELY had TD catch in AFC-Div. & has rec. TD in 5 of past 6 overall, incl. each of past 4 at home.

• WR ZAY FLOWERS ranked 4th among rookies with 77 catches & 5th with 858 rec. yards, both most-ever by Ravens rookie.

• WR NELSON AGHOLOR had TD catch in AFC-Div. Has TD catch in each of 3 career games vs. KC.

• DT JUSTIN MADUBUIKE had TFL in AFC-Div. Was selected to 1st-career Pro Bowl after leading team with 13 sacks in 2023, most by Bal. player since 2014.

• LB ROQUAN SMITH led team with 7 tackles & 2 TFL in AFC Div., 8th-straight game overall with 7+ tackles. Ranked 6th in NFL with 158 tackles in 2023, 3rd-straight season with 150+ tackles

• LB PATRICK QUEEN aims for his 5th in row with 5+ tackles. Totaled career-best 133 tackles this season.

• LB JADEVEON CLOWNEY tied career high with 9.5 sacks in 2023. Has TFL in each of 4 career games vs. KC.

• S KYLE HAMILTON led team with career-high 13 PD in 2023.

• S GENO STONE ranked 2nd in NFL with 7 INTs in 2023.

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